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There are few things sadder than drab white walls, I reckon, and
yet New Zealanders have long surrounded ourselves with them. So
when a painter started splashing some plucky pigment around Star
Media’s open plan office, I paid close attention to reactions. As a
cosy mustard yellow spread over the entire far wall, the brightening
of mood was palpable. People commented on how happy the colour
made them feel, how much warmer the atmosphere was, how the
sunny tone somehow lightened the load of constant deadlines.
It was great to see more confidence using colour, pattern and
texture in the newly completed private homes we feature in this
magazine too. Where not so long ago we might have felt neutral
shades of brown or grey were somewhat audacious, today’s newly
built homes pop with vibrant blues ( Jay and Rebekah’s place, page
6) and copper hues (Ryan and Jen’s, page 30). Matt and Celia (page
18) champion a monochromatic colour scheme inside and out,
while Sridhar and Susanna (page 63) chose dramatic black iron
contrasting with smooth golden cedar to colour their new world.
It was also evident that more homeowners and building industry
professionals are getting behind the movement to build better
homes for the Christchurch climate. Warmer, healthier and cheaper
to run is the brief from owners seeking builders with the know-how
to construct their home from smarter building materials and designs
that keep the cold out and the dust and electricity bills down.
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18 Needing room for their growing
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Many of us have weighed up
whether it’s better to renovate
or to move. A third option – to
build – proved an unexpected
solution for this young family.
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Left: with indooroutdoor
flow top of
mind, the McLeods
flipped the proposed
lounge and kitchen
floorplan to move the
kitchen to the heart
of the home where it
opens directly to the
6m wide deck via fully
Below: Having chosen
their design, the
McLeods then worked
with their project
manager to find the
section and found one
adjacent to a walkway.
Contemplating how much to sink into
planned renovations, Jay and Rebekah
McLeod asked a realtor to value the
St Albans home they’d bought after the
earthquakes with the intention of doing up.
“She said ‘would you give me a day? I just want to show you what
you could get for the amount of money you’re willing to put in to
this house',” recalls Rebekah.
At the same time, a builder friend was cautioning that, even after
renovating, parts of their 1970s home would still be the boxy, cold
old house they weren’t happy with.
So they took the agent’s advice to view several houses in Waimari,
a favoured location for Jay’s love of surfing, and ended up putting an
offer on one. With reservations the "beige" 10-year-old house would
still need quite a bit of work, they weren’t too disappointed when it
fell through. It was then the agent asked if they had ever thought of
nearby Prestons to achieve the beach proximity they desired.
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“We had a bit of an aversion to sub divisions.
In our heads, it seemed too much like suburbia.
But we went to Prestons and hung out there for
a day with the kids and we were like, actually,
this would be really cool for the children,” says
“Of the sub divisions we’d seen, it was probably
the best one,” adds Jay, explaining they were attracted
by established amenities like cafes, playgrounds for
Lucas, now 8, and Millie, 4, and the opportunity to
build new in second phase Prestons Park.
Their proactive agent shortlisted building
companies that reflected the couples’ style. “We
really liked Benchmark’s designs and before we
knew it we were building,” says Rebekah. Another
big plus was their trusted builder friend was
contracted for the build.
They first selected a U-shaped design that
delivered the light, openness and storage they were
looking for, with main lounge, kitchen and master
bedroom opening to a spacious central deck. They
changed the open plan living to centrally position the
kitchen and pantry, removed a hallway on the south
side to increase the spare bedroom space, and opted
for ducted heating, having read about its benefits and
loving the idea of no heat pumps on walls.
“Ultimately, it was the indoor-outdoor flow that
really attracted us,” says Jay.
Then they worked with the project manager
to secure a north-facing section to best suit the
design. It turned out to be one adjacent to a
walkway linking two streets, which was “a
bit of a thinker” admits Rebekah, who
first sought reassurance from others
in similar locations that it wouldn’t
feel too open to the neighbours.
A griselinia hedge is quickly
screening the low perimeter fence
and the McLeods look to the
southside of the homes across the
walkway so privacy hasn’t proved
Colour feature walls characterise each bedroom. Deep blue
Dulux Ohaupo complements copper bedside lamps and
a linen bedhead in the master. The kids chose their own
colours: Dulux Havelock Half lilac tones in Millie's bedroom
and Dulux Oxford in Lucas' room.
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Rebekah admits to being “parquetry
obsessed” but with young children and
budget constraints for now they’ve opted for
practical, and scooter friendly, vinyl planking.
With clear ideas on the style she wanted
Rebekah found it easy to select bathroom and
splashback tiles, vinyl flooring and carpets with
interiors consultants McKenzie & Willis, to
complement the matt black materials of the
exterior bricks and cladding. The inspiration for
their kitchen was actually the one that featured
on the cover of last year’s Home & Living
Show magazine, so the couple turned to Trends
Kitchens for their own design, upspec’ing “quite
significantly”. Long and sleek, the kitchen
features matt black cabinetry in AGT Black Soft
Touch with metal handles, a white subway tile
splashback, generous Tristone island bench with
waterfall ends, and a gas cooktop.
The young couple enjoyed the learning
curve of the building experience and found
Benchmark’s progress tracking app “awesome”.
Particularly fun was buying new furniture
specially to suit their contemporary home,
bringing virtually nothing from their previous
homes. “Building was definitely the best move
for us,” says Rebekah.
“Since we’ve been here the kids have made
friends around the block so there’s always kids
over and they’re always over at their houses and
it just kind of feels like that 1980’s childhood
that we enjoyed.”
JAY & REBEKAH'S TIPS
• Try to put in any changes before signing
• Ducted heating has been well worth the
• Learn how much the kitchen you want costs
and be prepared to go beyond the standard
• If you go for a black kitchen, upgrade to one of
the new finishes that don't show fingerprints.
• Consider the intensity of the Christchurch sun
as well as privacy when deciding on window
glass and drapes.
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Left: The couple love the mid-century
aesthetic; dining table and chairs from
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from Lighting Plus.
Right: the ensuite features concrete-like
Manhattan Grey floor and wall tiles in
contrasting shapes and the shower wall
is tiled in Venus Black 300mm x 600mm.
Indoor/outdoor flow from kitchen to deck.
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Ceiling pendants with a mid-century modern
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A catalyst for creating this new
home in rolleston was to provide
more space for the whole family so
that time could be enjoyed by all –
both indoors and out.
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Most of us have the realisation
that as your children grow, there is
a sudden need for everyone to have
a little bit more space.
the outdoor area, home to bike riding,
entertaining and Nerf battles, has been designed
so that a spa pool can be installed at a later date.
The writing was on the wall for Matt and Celia Clark
as they and their children Paige, 9, and Olly, 6, were
growing out of their previous Rolleston home
“We needed to upsize. The last place was a stepping
stone on the property ladder and we didn’t have much
of a backyard at all….it was pretty tiny so we really
just wanted to spread our wings a bit,” says Matt.
So it was they found the 730sqm property that fit
the bill, in Rolleston’s Faringdon subdivision.
“For me, finding the site was the most important
thing. Making sure we could put the rooms where we
wanted them. That the outdoor area would get the
right sun at the right time of the day and that our
living areas would be filled with light,” says Matt.
His job as operations manager for GJ Gardner,
means he gets to scan every plan that goes through
his office for consent. This meant he had a good
understanding of what would best suit his family. So,
the plans were drawn up and ready to be submitted,
however he decided to have one last look at it.
“There was a house in Lincoln that we really liked,
that I knew we could put on this site. I made this
second concept even though I was 100% happy with
that first one. This was better. It was a good lesson for
me that even though you’re happy with something
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the children's favourite colours
personalise their rooms.
What Celia and Matt have now is a beautiful four-bedroom
property which boasts a spacious open-plan kitchen and living area
with a separate lounge. Doors between the two spaces mean the
whole area can be opened up for entertaining or closed off when
wanting to separate groups. The sitting area of the living room is
only steps away from the outdoors. Here, the gabled roofline of
this living space has been extended into the roofline of the outdoor
area so that there is a beautiful place to sit back and relax under the
shelter when the searing Canterbury sun arrives.
Celia put full trust in Matt both in the house design and the
decoration. In fact she really only had a few requests – a larger
walk-in wardrobe and a walk-in pantry to conceal the everyday
workings in the kitchen, “I just wanted to be able to shut the doors
and hide it away if people came to visit”.
A monochromatic design styles both inside and outside the
house. Outside white brickwork is highlight with black window
joinery and a black front door. The black wall in the master bedroom
is contrasted with bright colours in the soft furnishings. Black taps
adorn the bathrooms and kitchen and the black penny tile used
for the kitchen splashback creates a stunning backdrop. Beside
the bed hang two Edison bulbs on long black cords to serve as
bedside lighting. Greys and the oak-like flooring, as well as pattern
introduced in upholstery and accessories, soften the look. Because
their previous house was styled in a similar fashion, it meant when
they were situated in the new house, the look was seamless.
There are two spaces however where colour does strike you – in
the children’s bedrooms where
their toys and accessories create
colourful interest. What will
happen as they grow out of these
things is the neutral backdrop
will mean a change of bed cover,
curtains or cushions can transform
the room without adding too
Matt describes the couple’s
design style as soft industrial.
“I hate symmetry and I hate
everything being matchy, matchy,” he says. You can see this in
the quirky objects, including the black and white salt and pepper
grinders, the elephant in the bathroom and the textiles and different
patterns used in the lounge.
There is still more to add, the landscaping will come after the
winter and a spa pool will eventually go in. With more wall space,
there is a pressing need for more art to adorn the blank spaces. “It’s
a work in progress still.”
What they have already taken advantage of is the extra space.
The house-warming party was a success with room for 60 friends
and family and the highly competitive Nerf battles, which have
already been held on the new larger back lawn, are testament to the
fact the extra space this family now has is already worth its weight
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mAtt & CElIA'S tIPS
• Find a site that gives you what you want
– sun or view or shelter.
• Stop for a minute before you settle for
something. You might just get a more
incredible home design if you take a little
time to contemplate.
• Prioritise what is most important to you.
You may get to the end of the build and
run out of budget so ensure you know
what is most important to you and what
you can do at a later time.
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Above: monochromatic styling
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top right: Black was used
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the larger back lawn – great for
entertaining and Nerf fights.
Prioritising what we could do now with
the budget we had, versus what we
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a spa pool (but they will come later).
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Sofa in Spiced
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Colour blocking is the trend that keeps on giving. This means placing
together homeware pieces that contrast with each other in colour, achieving
a decor that's striking in appearance. This is often done by incorporating
colours that are on opposite ends of the colour wheel, creating a statement
look. A common way to colour block is by featuring furniture that contrasts
with the wall paint. But colour blocking can also be done effectively on a
smaller scale - for example, by placing opposing shades of crockery next to
A subtler form of colour blocking involves using different shades of the
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Right now it’s all about complementing
those comforting colour tones with textiles
you’ll want to stroke like a favourite pet.
Think luxurious wool carpets, intricately
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Below: Coherency is the key to
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Gallery walls are an original way to personalise your space. What’s so great
about them? They offer infinite possibilities and can be adapted to pretty much
any style and any budget. To get it right, simply respect a few fundamentals:
Unity. It can be either the theme or the frame but you need to get a bit of
consistency around your project: choose a dominant colour, a style of picture
and prints… Without coherence, your wall gallery can easily become heavy.
Coordination is key!
Organisation. The configuration of your gallery is really important, test your
pattern on the floor first or use masking tape on the wall to plan how you will
display your prints and pictures. Consider the spacing between pieces and the
alignment of the frames. You can easily find some gallery wall layouts on the
web if you need inspiration. And if aligning lots of picture hooks freaks you out,
placing pictures alongside each other on a wall shelf is equally effective.
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Dark tones are in. Whether in the form of
jewel-toned pieces or jet-black items, opting for
darker tones can add a sense of decadence to your
interior. This trend sees an abundance of emeralds,
burgundies and blacks being incorporated into
homes, often by use of deep velvet furniture, dark
accessories and accents, and dusky wall paint.
This sophisticated yet comforting interior
trend is perfect for the cosy winter months.
But it's also set to continue as a trend as we go
into spring and summer, adding an element of
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Walking in to the living room of this family
home in Richmond, the eye travels first to
a handsome grand piano in the far corner
adjacent to a wall of sliding doors to the garden.
Above: The original plan was for a raked ceiling in the living
room with a gabled window above the sliders to bring sun
even further in to the house for greater passive solar benefit,
but the design was pared back because of budget constraints.
Below: Jen and Ryan play with Emily. The grand piano behind
them was given to Jen on her 10th birthday and before that it
belonged to her father’s lecturer at Aberdeen University. “Both
my parents have passed away since and I don’t think I could
ever part with it, even though it’s on its last legs,” she says.
Echoing the piano’s golden lustre across this deceptively large living room
are a gleaming copper splashback and trio of lampshades above the island
bench. There’s an oversize L-shaped couch and dining table in between
and still plenty of open polished concrete floor.
These generous, obstacle-free proportions were a priority in the floor
plan devised by owner Jen Bensley, who has an eye condition with no
peripheral vision that will only get worse. “I designed the house for
minimal bruising with clean lines and where nothing sticks out,” says Jen,
who lives in plenty of space with husband Ryan, son Harry, 4, and his
four-month-old sister Emily, two dogs and two cats.
Another priority, in their upgrade from a 1950s brick house, was a
home that was healthy and energy efficient. “We wanted to build smart,”
says Jen. The couple contracted Whitehouse Builders for their experience
in Passive House standards. These focus on five principles of maximum
energy efficiency: thermal insulation, windows, air tightness, adequate
ventilation and thermal bridging.
Essentially, this is a home to harness the free heat from the sun and
stop it escaping. Large, argon-gas and UV coated windows bring in
the sun to warm the concrete floor throughout the entire house. The
windows are plastic framed to avoid condensation and prevent the cold
air pull-through of aluminium. The eaved home faces north for optimal
sun exposure, is constructed of plastered Hebel panels for their excellent
thermal properties, is wrapped both externally and internally of the
framing and every cavity is insulated to a high R-value. The foundation
edge too is insulated.
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Left: Left: The The house sits sits well well back on on
the the 1000sqm section because the the
land land at at the the front was was too too soft soft to to
build on. on. Richmond's large sections
represent great value for for money.
Below: While the the house was was being
built, Jen, Jen, Ryan and and Harry, along
with with their two two dogs and and two two
cats, lived onsite in in a a converted
shipping container, complete with with
temporary power and and plumbing.
Even the the lighting is is part part of of the the holistic approach of of insulating as as
well well as as possible. Even though downlights are are all all LED now, they’re
not not ideal, says says Jen, Jen, because of of the the gap gap in in the the insulation that that must
be be left left over over most of of them. “Our builder, Robert, was was not not a fan a fan of of
downlights and and neither were we. we. We We agreed uplighting would be be
the the way way to to go go to to minimise breaking through the the ceiling cavity and and
avoid the the glare shining directly down on on you.” Just Just a a small hole hole for for
a wire a wire is is cut cut for for each light instead. “And every single hole hole is is fully
taped,” adds Ryan.
The The other big big energy efficient component is is the the underfloor
heating, which pipes hot hot water to to every room of of the the house,
powered by by a a beefy outside air air conditioning unit unit feeding to to the the hot hot
water cylinder which augments the the underfloor heating system.
“The house is is always warm and and every room is is the the same
temperature. When we we first first moved in in we’d we’d brace ourselves to to go go
in in the the spare room but but then go go ‘oh ‘oh it’s it’s the the same temperature as as
everywhere else’,” recalls Jen. Jen.
The The constant comfort level they they enjoy generates winter power
bills bills of of a a maximum $250 for for the the 223sqm house. Such is is the the home’s
thermal efficiency the the bills bills would undoubtedly be be less less but but for for a a
time-poor working mum and and dad’s reliance on on thirsty electrical
appliances like like the the tumble dryer.
In In their previous home, the the couple had had installed a heat a heat transfer
system to to distribute heat heat from a a massive wood fire. fire. “We didn’t want
a a wood fire fire again because of of the the dust dust and and dirt. dirt. I I wanted to to keep
this this house as as clean and and minimal as as possible – – especially as as Harry
and and Ryan both get get excema,” says says Jen. Jen. Its Its low low allergen factor was was
another reason for for the the choice of of concrete flooring. To To avoid a dust a dust
trap trap atop kitchen wall wall cabinets the the Whitehouse designer angled the the
bulkhead to to
depth yet yet still still
allow for for recessed
the the kitchen’s sleek, handleless
The The island bench houses a a black double granite sink sink and and drainer
from Heritage fitted with a a a pullout Parisi mixer and and Schwan
Instant Hot Hot Water Tap. “That was was a a must have. Non negotiable.
Ryan is is one one of of seven so so when we we have family gatherings there are are a a
lot lot of of cups of of tea tea to to make!”
On On the the opposite bench a a 90cm Blanco induction hob hob is is placed
beneath a a wide low low window overlooking the the vege garden. “We’re
finding induction great to to use use and and so so much easier to to keep clean,”
says says Jen. Jen.
The The kitchen window is is off off centre by by accident. The The Bensley’s
kitchen designer had had wrongly assumed the the window size size was was
smaller than ordered – – fortunately the the error was was caught in in time to to
rejig the the cabinetry and and move the the pantry to to the the scullery to to avoid it it
otherwise overlapping the the window.
The The striking copper splashback framing the the window is is what
draws the the eye eye anyway, adding metallic glam to to the the sleek-lined
white kitchen. “We wanted something a bit a bit different to to glass or or
bright red red and and didn’t want tiles tiles with dirt-attracting grout and and came
up up with the the copper,” says says Jen. Jen.
The The kitchen clock, paintings and and a a tripod lamp pick pick up up on on the the
copper theme too, too, reinforcing the the feel-good warmth of of what is is a a
carefully planned and and stylishly executed family home.
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Above: A tripod lamp from Global Living and Ono Italian
Leather Chaise from Simply Furniture tempt in a living
Top right: A reading corner in Harry’s light-filled bedroom.
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Once perhaps regarded
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a plethora of smart bathroom tech
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We’re moving on from singing in the shower, folks, to
talking to the toilet. Kohler launched its most advanced
loo ever in January with Numi 2.0. It comes with builtin
digital assistant Amazon Alexa for easy voice control
of features like the seat warmer, colour changeable night
lights or wireless music syncing to powerful speakers. You
can command Alexa to check the weather, traffic, or news
and multi-task as you get your day moving or catch up
on what’s happened in your absence. And Numi is totally
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US consumers are
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No longer simply a reflective glass to scrutinise your
complexion, today’s bathroom mirrors are ever more
technology-packed with ingenious functions like
touchscreens with integrated speakers, LED clocks
and lighting. One of the newest innovations is the
progression of voice-activated digital assistants from
phones and portable speakers to the bathroom. Now you
can ask the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror from Kohler
to turn on its embedded lights and adjust them to
optimal brightness for shaving or makeup application.
Direct the mirror to play your favourite tunes while you
bask in the bath or ask for weather or news updates or
traffic information as you get ready to face the world.
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Tūroa’s cleverly hidden channels create spirals of water that flow
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Photos Charlie Rose Creative & Chaplin Crooks Architects
New windows introducing considerably
more light and restoring period elegance
– as in the case of the upstairs corner
windows – are one of the owners’
favourite aspects of the renovation.
A sense of anticipation builds as
you ascend the stone stairs through
woodland gardens to the front door of
this attractive 94-year-old home reaching
high into the sky.
Halfway up I’ve reached the top of the basement level and take a
breather to admire the bay windows that distinguish each level of
the two-storey weatherboard.
Arriving at the glass panelled front door, framed by full length
windows either side, I can see an inviting carpeted entrance hall
where a vibrant contemporary painting hangs above an antique
sideboard and a wooden staircase rises to the left.
There’s a story about that front door, Robyn says on greeting me.
This wall of glass now floods the hallway and stairwell with light –
a world removed from the heavy mahogany door that cloaked the
entrance in gloom before renovations two years ago.
Thoughtful redesign of both window and door openings is a
feature of this betterment and renovation project carried out in
2017 by Build Right Homes for Chaplin Crooks Architects. Other
inappropriate internal mahogany doors, introduced since the home’s
original construction in 1925, were also replaced.
In the two upstairs corner bedrooms an awkward duo of
windows in each, installed by a previous owner to enclose verandahs
under the sloping eaves, were replaced with a more elegant single
solution. In the old ‘box room’, a water tank was removed and new
window installed to turn this small room into a more functional
“We’re really happy with the new windows, they suit the house
so much better,” says Robyn, who has lived in the home for 21 years
with her husband Chris.
Robyn and Chris have actually renovated twice over. In 2009
they commissioned Chaplin Crooks to change the ground floor
layout of “three little rooms” into a more practical open floor plan,
moving the dining room from the centre to front of the house –
pushing out a window alcove to gain more floor space, the kitchen
into the centre – adding a walk-in pantry, and opening the family
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“We had pretty much just finished when the earthquakes hit,”
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along with every other ceiling and wall and various windows
throughout the five bedroom home.
Among significant structural damage was the chimney, that rose
through three levels, having to be demolished, impacting the formal
lounge and master bedroom. And rectification took eight long years
and nine months out of the house while Build Right returned to
carry out the repairs and renovations.
The void created by the chimney’s removal has now been
cleverly disguised with an additional built-in wardrobe in the
master bedroom and new gas fireplace taking pride of place in the
The alluring lounge typifies how Karen Smith of Casa Bella
Interiors worked closely with the owners to deliver an understated
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Chris: New seal to drive and turn around area.
Robyn: New front door and windows.
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A retro style sideboard with custom-made legs
typical of the home’s era gives the extended space
beyond the ergonomic kitchen area a focal point.
The white and woodgrain materials are used in
reverse proportion for a coherent yet distinctly
Not all our homes have the ideal
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It’s likely to cost more, but you will get a
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Built in the late 1970s, this home features rimu windows and
dark beamed cathedral ceilings and stunning water views. The
kitchen area is long, making it appear narrow and the owners
wanted to distract from that feeling with an uncluttered
modern design that alluded to the home’s retro character yet
didn’t compete with the views. There is a small return wall
concluding the space on one side, but the main wall extends
significantly further than the natural kitchen space and had
to be included in the design without the kitchen looking
‘stretched’. Mood lighting, accessible corners and a place to
display a precious pottery collection were also specified.
• White underbench cabinetry (Bestwood Select Arctic White
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• Open shelving highlights the beautiful pottery.
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In our temperate climate, an east to west
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4. Photo Voltaic
In a modern home this can be a “no
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Sweeping views and maximum energy
efficiency were top of the agenda
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Though it meant
one of their best
long run standing
For decades people stayed clear of
Christchurch’s ‘Hospital Hill’, home
primarily to the 10,000 tubercolis
patients treated at one of three
Cashmere Sanitorium hospitals.
There were just two houses, located on a rare flat part of the
hill, one belonging to the hospitals’ Superintendent on Major
Aitken Drive behind a landmark giant hedge. In the 1990s the
hill was reimagined as the Broad Oaks subdivision and soon
attracted high end housing development. And in December
2016, Susanna and Sridhar Krishnamurti found themselves
unexpectedly acquiring a slice of the parcel of land and
panoramic view the San’s Superintendent once enjoyed.
The couple had wanted to live on the hill for a long time.
“We had had enough of being cold in our old weatherboard
home on the flat and really wanted a hill view,” recalls Sridhar.
They’d looked at close to 100 hill properties without finding
a home that met their checklist. Along with great views, they
particularly wanted a floorplan that would enable them both to
work from home and receive clients.
Then one sleepness night Sridhar began browsing real estate
websites at 4am and there it was. He’d clicked on the view of
their dreams: an arresting panorama of autumnal Christchurch
as the sun rose over the snow-clad alps beyond. He was looking
at a listing for a sought-after flat section with easy drive on
access and all-day sun. The hedge was all that remained of
the Superintendent’s home. They would need to build new.
Undeterred, “we went into the auction with intent!” says Sridhar.
The couple then spent a year researching the perfect design
and materials for their “lifetime” home with the aim of building
‘green’. When an episode of Grand Designs profiled SIPs or
Structural Insulated Panels, Sridhar determined “I want our
house to be built out of those”.
SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) are an innovative
building product, replacing traditional timber
‘stick’ framing with stronger, thermally efficient
composite panels sandwiching an insulating layer
of foam. Suitable for walls, floors and roofs, SIPS
create an airtight building envelope that requires
less energy to heat and cool, allows for better
control over indoor environmental conditions,
and reduces construction waste. They facilitate a
constant temperature of 18-20°C which, combined
with a 4.8kW solar power system, gas cooking and
hot water, and a heat recovery ventilation system,
means the Krishnamurtis can expect minimal
They consulted a Green Building
consultant who introduced them to
Formance SIPs, imported to New
Zealand from Canada, and Land Homes,
a company specialising in designing and
building high performance, architecturallydesigned
houses. It is a member of the
Superhome Movement advocating
healthier and more energy-efficient homes
for New Zealanders.
Susanna had found a home on Pinterest
that had the aesthetic they wanted – cube
shaped, recessed upper storey, lots of
large windows, flat roofs with solar
panels. She also “fell in love” with an
image of “magical” floating stairs and
wanted a true two-person spa bath
where she could sit with Sridhar and
enjoy a glass of wine and the view,
along with a treatment room for her
massage therapy business. An office
with a view to inspire his consulting work
was the big wish for Sridhar.
Land’s principal Sam Rogers wove all the
desired elements together in a practical floorplan, that positions
the office and treatment room (readily converted to bedrooms for
future owners) with guest bathroom in a wing directly accessed
off the entrance foyer. A short wall screens the kitchen and living
room from clients’ eyes, while the showpiece staircase treats them
to snatches of the view as its open treads rise to the couple’s private
sanctuary. The entire upper level is devoted to the master bedroom,
walk-in wardrobe and glamorous ensuite, positioning the spa
bath in prime position beneath a large window. Downstairs it’s
all about the view too with six metres of floor to ceiling windows
(thermally broken, Low E) across the living room, which opens to
Render of the finished home
a more intimate lounge, laundry and solar battery storage
and another big priority, the temperature-controlled wine
“Neither of us drank wine for over 20 years,” says
Susanna, who’d abstained for healthy living reasons
and met Sridhar in India “where nobody drinks”.
They enjoyed their first glass in 2013, naturally having
carefully considered the health connotations. “We
decided it could be fun. And it is!” she laughs. Several
wine region research missions later, they have now acquired
an enviable wine collection and can’t wait for their home’s
imminent completion where they can retreat with a favourite drop
to their bathroom sanctuary and drink in that long-anticipated view.
The upper level
is clad in smooth
journey when the
larch was too
A year so far
Susanna: The “magical floating stairs”.
Sridhar: The expansive view that greets you in the living room.
Moving the kitchen wall to widen the entry hall; re-engineering cost
time and money but was worth it.
Wish they had:
Not declined a proposed parapet, worried it would interfere with the
bathroom view. Now they realise it wouldn’t have and they’ll need
scaffolding to maintain the cedar upper storey.
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IcIng on the
Planned outdoor space contributes
hugely to the liveability and valuation
of our homes yet often we don’t give
landscaping the priority it merits.
Time and again, new home builders tell us they exhaust
their budget before they get to landscaping. But when you
think about how much Kiwis value indoor-outdoor flow and
al fresco living, it would seem we should be prioritising our
landscaping up there with our investment in our kitchens or
Mayfair Park Landscapes’ Vern Dartnall believes there
are many misconceptions around the understanding of what
your landscape will actually cost because of our DIY society.
It’s worth consulting a professional landscaper early in your
project to make sure you are well informed and get the benefit
of the best planned outcome for your lifestyle requirements.
Most landscape designers offer a free initial consultation.
They will come to your property and talk through your desires
and how you want to live in the space. They will assess how
the house is oriented to neighbouring structures and the sun,
where privacy is required, and discuss the aesthetic you’d like
and the colours, textures, contrasts and materials to achieve
that. “This dictates the layout and how the ‘rooms of the
outdoor space’ are developed,” says Vern.
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Once you’ve decided on the
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outline the design objectives discussed and
fees for both a Concept Landscape Design and
a Planting Plan. The latter is usually optional but worth the extra investment for
professional advice on which plants will best suit your site’s environmental aspects.
The Planting Plan will be detailed to show location, species and quantities of trees,
shrubs, groundcovers and hedges.
Prepare to invest a few thousand dollars to get to the point where your site has
been measured and a comprehensive site plan is prepared and presented importing
your architectural plans into the proposed landscape design.
An effective Design Plan will come up with functional solutions and notate the
materials for hard landscaping elements like the driveway, paths, decking, paving
and edging as well as the fun features like a pizza oven or fireplace, hot tub or pool
and built-in seating around the fire pit. A comprehensive plan will also detail the
recommended planting and lawn areas, your soft landscaping features.
When you’ve signed off on the design, work proceeds to the construction phase
and your landscape architect will prepare quotes for the hard and soft landscaping
aspects. Some will both design and construct inhouse, others will outsource to
sub-contractors. Knowledgeable and keen gardeners can save money at this point
by doing their own planting but Vern cautions the proper installation of plants –
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Gathering around the barbecue on the deck is always
going to be popular but full outdoor rooms for
relaxing and entertaining year-round have captured
our attention. Essentially, an outdoor room extends
your living area outside and works best adjacent to the
main lounge with a seamless flow between the two
and on to the garden. An outdoor room is established
all year round so it needs to be functional in all
seasons and offer adjustable protection from the sun,
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shower. You might also add lighting, infrared radiant
heaters, a full outdoor kitchen, a pizza oven or cookon
fire to your outdoor room.
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It’s what drives husband-and-wife team Quentin and Nicky
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Quentin, who has worked in the industry for more than 15 years
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and Coconut Cake
For lovers of feijoas, Allyson Gofton’s fresh
fruit cake is heavenly. Not keen on feijoas?
Allyson suggests substituting another tropical
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PreP time 20 mins
cook time 1 Hour
1½ cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon melted butter, optional
2–3 tablespoons warm water or milk
Grated rind and/or juice of a lime or lemon
Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the
melted butter if using, the rind and then
beat in sufficient liquid to make a smooth,
Makes ¾ cup. Keep in an airtight container
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within a day or two, refrigerate until required.
Allow to come back up to room temperature
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1½ cups caster sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature, separated
2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups desiccated coconut
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1 cup peeled and well-chopped fresh or bottled feijoas
1 cup milk or coconut milk
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan bake). Set the rack in the centre
of the oven. Grease and line the base and sides of a 22–24cm round
Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add in the
egg yolks, beating well until thick and creamy.
Sift the flour and baking powder together and, using a metal spoon,
fold into the creamed mixture with the coconut, feijoas and milk or
In a very clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks
and, using the metal spoon, fold into the cake mixture. Turn into the
prepared cake tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into
the centre comes out clean. Stand in the tin for 10 minutes before
turning out onto a cake rack to cool completely.
To serve dust with icing sugar or cover with lime or lemon glacé icing
and decorate with grated rind of ½ lime or lemon.
Spice up the cake with a little freshly grated ginger or a teaspoon of
ground ginger, nutmeg, mace, cloves or cardamom, or add the grated
rind of a lime or lemon.
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Follow the foodies to Taste Corner at the Home &
Living Show for delicious flavours from these specialist
food and beverage producers and importers.
Ataahua means beautiful, picturesque,
a place of beauty. It’s a name so
appropriate to North Canterbury’s
Waipara Valley, this vineyard and its
wines alike. At Ataahua, the philosophy
is to translate and express the beauty of
the vineyard into wines that people can
relate to and absolutely enjoy. Handtended
vines and carefully handcrafted
wines have produced a range of unique
and delicious Waipara styles.
SpiceCraft is bringing its
amazing range of seasonings to
the Home & Living Show. The
range includes BBQ rubs and
smoked and naturally flavoured
salts that all full flavoured and
versatile, with a strong New
Zealand influence. All their
products are gluten free, nut
free, vegan and have a depth
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grab a spice pack to take home.
For decades, The Fudge
Cottage at Christchurch’s
historic Arts Centre has been
handcrafting the finest artisan
fudge from a traditional family
recipe. Fresh New Zealand
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natural ingredients to create
confections that bring a
smile to the lips of young and
old alike. With a wide range
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Did you know that cherries have powerful
antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,
as well as melatonin that is beneficial to healthy
sleep? Customers keep coming back for Eden
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substitute for a glass of wine to finish the day!
Liquorice lovers will be licking their lips at
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have everyone’s faves like Liquorice Allsorts,
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More of a fudge fan? The Chocolate, Russian
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popular. The clear pottles are fully recyclable
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Cannonhill Gourmet is a premium boutique
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and delivering the best tasting mayo’s, hummus,
relish and dips. Their delicious range is made in
small batches and distributed throughout New
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products true to their origins, creating simple
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Check out the top shelf products from Brandhouse, a
New Zealand based international beverage company
importing high end spirits and wines from around
the world. Brandhouse also owns Renaissance
Brewery, is a shareholder in McArthur Ridge Vineyard
and distribution partner to Caythorpe Family
Estate. Actively managing and distributing brands
throughout the world with a real focus on Asia/
Pacific, these include Beau Joie Champagne, Lindsay
Wine Estate Barossa, Medoff Vodka, Royal Dragon
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You know something is changing
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talking point. Three years ago, the Government announced
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increase the number of EVs and infrastructure in New
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roads by the end of 2021.
With the cost of fossil fuel slowly ramping up, now is
the time to consider alternatives. There will be a plethora
of new electric and hybrids landing as battery technology
aligns with the resources needed to boost production
globally. Already New Zealand buyers can choose from
a multitude of electric or hybrid models – from the preowned
Nissan Leaf to a brand new sport performance
Tesla. These, along with the three models reviewed here,
are just the tip of the iceberg and as economies of scale
kick-in, prices are becoming much more affordable.
Mitsubishi Outlander PheV
Like most modern hybrids, the PHEV has a fast charge
connection and AC charging socket that offers both the
ability to charge overnight (6.5 hours from empty), along with
fast charging from the nationwide roadside network.
Its hybrid system is true hybrid. Under the bonnet sits
a four-cylinder, 2-litre engine rated at 88kW. It’s there to
charge the batteries when they run low, as well as providing
drive if there is no charge available. These functions are
available to the driver at will, there are console-mounted
buttons to either save battery charge or charge batteries
through forced introduction of the petrol engine.
The PHEV is capable of returning some amazing fuel
usage statistics through varying drive modes –1.7-litres per
100km (166mpg) can’t be ruled out for your daily commute,
given the right circumstances. Electric propulsion is the
priority but if you drive on petrol power the Outlander
PHEV is good for almost 600km on a full tank.
An overnight charge will cost around $3, depending on
your service provider, and it is good for a 54km journey. On a
fast charge station expect a 20-minute time frame to charge
from zero to 80 per cent.
There’s been a common misconception that you need to
drive hybrids long distances to recapture the cost of purchase.
That’s now not the case with the Outlander PHEV. It comes
from a seriously good price of $50,990 (XLS), and it would
most definitely be my choice.
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hyundai KOna eV
The Kona EV liftback is a fully electric
vehicle. Its controls and layout of the console
and dash area are quite different to that in
a standard car. Notably, there are four push
buttons for the direct drive transmission –
drive, reverse, park and neutral. There are also
paddle shifters; well, they don’t really shift
gears, they simply add or reduce drag on
the electric motor to promote the feeling of
There are also several drive modes to
increase or lower a sporty feel. Full power
is available instantly, and with 395Nm of
torque on tap, the Kona EV feels feisty.
There’s also 150kW of power available
which, if you stack up against a petrol engine,
is biased towards sporty.
But there’s no trade-off in terms of
range; the Kona EV has a claimed travelling
distance of up to 480km between charges,
thanks to the number of latest generation
Lithium-ion Polymer technology batteries
and 64kWh of storage.
The only downside of such capacity is
the charge time; to fully charge from empty
takes around nine hours, or 43 hours from a
three-pin plug wall socket. Most drivers don’t
let the batteries go that low, and with the
number of charging stations being installed
nationwide, that needn’t be an issue.
Part of Hyundai’s comprehensive electric car range,
the Kona utilises the Ioniq’s electric componentry.
Kia nirO hybrid
The Korean-sourced Niro is a mid-sized SUV with price, practicality and economy
on its side. It lands here as a low and high grade hybrid – EX ($39,990 and Limited
($43,990) – along with a plug-in totally electric model ($55,990), the same system
as utilised by Hyundai in the Kona (below).
The hybrid system utilises a conventional four-cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol engine
and a Toyota Prius-type electric motor operating system which drives through a
direct shift automatic transmission.
Kia’s hybrid system is rated at 77kW and 170Nm with extra power (32kW)
available from electric energy stored in the batteries and distributed alongside petrol
power. The petrol engine is utilised for drive to the front wheels and generating
power for the batteries which, in turn, is then transmitted to the electric motor to
provide additional drive.
When I picked up the evaluation vehicle it was showing an almost 900km to
empty reading, which suggests it is going to go long distances between fill-ups. It
was reading a 5.5l/100km (50mpg) average when I took it back to the dealership,
that sits well with Kia’s combined cycle claim of 4.4l/100km (64mpg).
Niro feels immediately comfortable and energetic and, when
you need mid-range power, the flow of electric current provides
a solid feeling of acceleration.
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